Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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AncientVenture

by Findor - Jam Entry

Team of Him and Her at the jam.

Sooo. Crap. We were to slow so.

Anyway, The game was going to be Logic-Platformer, where player can move 3 different characters on the map and combine their skills to overcome challanges around the level.

To "play", Press 1,2 or 3 to change character, WASD to walk and E to interact... alt+f4 to quit :)

A lot of systems done. Camera controller, movement, half of HUD. Interaction system, animations...

Unfortunatelly we did not make it to build and set-up at least one whole level. We do not play any sound in the game, also some buttons do not work and we did not made intro. (look at the screens with text ).

So. Conclussion is: too much ideas, too big dreams for this weekend, if you like the idea of the game write a comment, and we will send you complete game when its ready.

TO DO:
- entry
- HUD
- tutorial for the game
- more levels (enemies, assets etc.)
- sound

#LDJAM

Downloads and Links


Comments

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:14am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

felixsoum says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:15pm

Funny characters and well-drawn environment!

onyon says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:26pm

Pretty graphics. A lot of fun! Looking forward to a complete version :)

AWOL says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:45pm

It wont play. Says its missing data?

Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Glad you managed to make it despite the issues. The characters and graphics are nice and simple. I just couldn't find my way forward despite the doors etc. And I managed to jump out of the level from upper floor on the right side.

Jadernak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:55pm

Cure graphics, programming could use a lit polish and overall your next LD entry will surely be amazing.

RttStudio says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:06pm

The idea is great, graphics are good, obviously not finished, hope you'll keep working on it.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Great theme application,the graphic is really simple and good, and the gameplay really smooth good job.

Senor Salty says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:11pm

The base mechanics were a great idea,and well made,but running out of time is a b*tch. Hope you get it done next time!

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:29pm

@TombOfTheAncients yeah, the game isn't finish, so that's why you had problems with playing. But stay tunned for more :)

yotam180 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:43pm

Nice game, nice art, nice concept! Looking forward to a complete version ;)

nofxboy1234 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:58pm

Nice work!

bazoo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:20pm

I got stuck with the sword guy in the platform with the rope, jumped out of bounds with the hammer guy on the right side of the map and got stuck with the big guy between the movable rock and the tilted platform! lol

I guess I won...

Cool game!

galhajaj says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:24pm

good job, very nice graphics. got a little confuse about the roles of each one - especially the sword wielder. overall - very nice

bazoo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:25pm

wops, forgot the picture: http://i.imgur.com/L5vgvum.png

:D

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:25pm

@bazoo, @galhajaj - it will be more, there will be the tutorial, so stay tunned for more :)

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:29pm

@bazoo Glad you like it xD I didn't know, that my game has such... abilities xD

adaFish says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:47pm

I enjoy the art, although a couple of times I noticed some sorting issues, but that was not very bad. The simple mechanics made the game fun to play, but the lack of direction made it a little challenging. I love the idea of three different characters that all do different things. I got stuck in the hole and had to force quit the game to restart and the buttons in the top right didn't seem to work. It was fun, well done.

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Love the 3 character idea, came across a few bugs here and there but nothing major. Great submission.

simple_blue says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:29pm

I would recommend sending a link to a ZIP file to improve easy for people to download. I would consider making it so you could making space bar work as well as up for jumping. Looks neat, not entirely sure what to do.

Findor says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:00am

@adaFish The idea is to find a way to the next level, so the direction isn't so clear. Unfortunatelly we didn't manage to implement any story or tutorial, but there will be an update, so game will be more understandable.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Nice art and environment with Lost Vikings style gameplay! Unfortunately didn't get very far, but would love to see a follow up effort!

2011petia says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Nice game, its awesome, i liked the graphics and the idea, i will never got this idea from my mind, genial !!

MewSoul says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Still a nice entry even with the few things missing! The idea is original and at least it challenges a bit!

One thing that could help, maybe you already thought about that, would be that clicking on the icon of the character would allow to control it, instead of clicking on the character itself. Actually that was the reflex I had first, and moreover at some point I got stucked with one of the character in the hole and I couldn't chose the other one that could do it because it was out of the field of view of the camera.

Oh and also, at a moment the first character died, I was left with the two others and I was controlling them at the same time, maybe that is a thing you would like to look into it. :)

gonutz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:28pm

I cannot download your data folder, there is a server error, I tried it twice. I was able to download the exe. Think about creating a zip file and then put a link in here that will directly start the download without redirecting to another page where you have to fiddle around to find the game.

Findor says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:38pm

@MewSoul Actually the idea was to clicking 1, 2, 3 buttons on your keyboard to change characters, but we will think about your option :)
And thanks for telling about controlling characters after one of them died, death of one character should end the whole game. You know - our characters are working in a team :) We will look into it.
Wait for the update! :)

Findor says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:39pm

@gonutz Thanks for the advice :) We will fix it, we also think about Web version.

Josho says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Fun Game Loved the art!

Gipzo says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Nice game, reminds me classic Lost Vikings :)

I think Camera should be reworked as sometimes I didn't saw where to go because of camera...

Daniel says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:13pm

The game looks good sadly I couldn't play it, it says its missing data, but love the art style.

Kramchay Dig says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 9:14am

I like the graphics, the gameplay, camera but I do have problem is the game isn't user friendly that I get stuck at the first part because no one is telling me on what to do next and the right controls. And I don't know how to use the buttons of the game either and I don't know if the other player that it may be controlled it.

cubotrox_toni says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:51am

oh yeah!! awesome job, man! The art is smooth and very clear. The gameplay y correctly executed. The idea is not so original, but it's correctly implemented.
Maybe I would increase the deceleration value, in order to stop walking faster. Also I would increase the jumping height, because several times the character barely arrives to the platform border. Anyway, very good work.

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